Hype Cycle for 3D Printing, 2015

Archived Published: 27 July 2015 ID: G00276997

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The market for enterprise and consumer 3D printers and 3D printing is rapidly expanding. This Hype Cycle illuminates the 3D printing landscape, with its opportunities and potential pitfalls.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • 3D Printing of Consumable Products
      • Intellectual Property Protection (3D Printing)
      • Macro 3D Printing
      • 3D Bioprinting Systems for Organ Transplant
      • 3D Printing for Oil and Gas
      • 3DP-Aided Hip/Knee Implants
      • Classroom 3D Printing
      • Retail 3D Printing
      • 3D Bioprinting for Life Science R&D
    • At the Peak
      • Industrial 3D Printing
      • 3D Printing in Supply Chain
      • 3D Printing of Medical Devices
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • 3D Printing in Manufacturing Operations
      • Consumer 3D Printing
      • 3D Printing of Dental Devices
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Enterprise 3D Printing
      • 3D Print Creation Software
      • 3D Printing Service Bureaus
      • 3D Scanners
    • Entering the Plateau
      • 3D Printing of Hearing Devices
      • 3D Printing for Prototyping
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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